designboom + depadova: premio vico magistretti. living simplicity in furniture design ........................................................................................................................................
premio vico magistretti
- INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION 2007 -
C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S DEPADOVA, together with designboom, promotes an international design competition.
participation is open to applicants from every country in the world,
to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts.
free registration required.
--- 01 - the subject of the international competition is living simplicity in furniture design
combine simplicity with playfulness, elegance,
freshness, and contemporary spirit in home and
office furniture design.
we are looking for innovative chairs, tables, sofas, containers,...
(lighting, coffee tables and other small accessories are not accepted)
--- 02 awards
the designers of 3 winning entries will be granted with cash prize awards
- first prize Euro 3.000
- second prize Euro 2.000
- third prize Euro 1.000
images of winning entries and a selection of the shortlisted works will be shown
at the DEPADOVA showroom, milan as part of an event in 2008.
--- DEPADOVA undertakes, in the event that it uses for production one of
the designs submitted for the contest (wholly or in part), to pay a royalty
of 3% of annual sales.
and as always
designboom will publish an exhaustive results report.
--- 03 the jury is composed of norman foster, architect and designer (UK) patricia urquiola, architect and designer (SPAIN / ITALY) carlo forcolini, architect and designer (ITALY) paola antonelli, curator of MoMa department of architecture and design (USA) paolo imperatori, studio vico magistretti (ITALY) birgit lohmann, editor-in-chief designboom
and maddalena depadova, founder of DEPADOVA company (ITALY) luca depadova, engineering/DEPADOVA valeria depadova, director showroom/DEPADOVA
--- 04 - design criteria 'simplicity is an essential quality of good design.
and it is one of the most complicated things in life,
because you have to take away, take away...
it is the start from a precise executive and functional concept,
and the designer should be able to explain over the phone
why his object is designed in a certain way and how it ought
to be made - so simple that it endows the object with a
please don't send in vague concepts, but go a step further.
as DEPADOVA might wish to produce some of the most interesting projects,
please consider the feasibility of manufacturing.
the jury will award designs and concepts which are innovative in terms of
their formal aspects as well as their functional ones. projects should not be currently in production !
--- 05 registration deadline registrations are closed
as stated on point 06 - registration
--- 06 - registration
registrations are open now, please fill in the form.
teams register with one name only
- when submitting works you should add all team members names.
(there is a maximum enrollment, registration may close prior to that deadline) ! registrations are closed !
--- 07 - submit your entry / entries
whether you're an individual or group, you can submit max.3 works.
for each work you will be requested to supply: 1 - up to 3 files(images or a composition of more images) of your project.
please note: use only .gif, .jpeg, (72 dpi) max 100 kb each file, RGB color mode image size max 600(width)x700(height) pixels.
if you are not able to reduce the size of your file please see the tutorial on how reduce the size of your file with photoshop.
( the original high-resolution image(s)
will be requested if your work is shortlisted )
2 - explanation of ideas
a brief description of your work.
(english text only, explanation is expected to be concise)
3 - you will be requested to accept the competition guidelines
projects participating to the competition, must be original works.
projects must be free from copyrights and any kind of obligation.
the design shall not in any way infringe any third partys right,
including but not limited to copyright, logos, trademark, trade names,
or other proprietary rights of publicity or privacy. only entries with a declaration of authorship are accepted !)
--- 08 deadline for submission of entries
works can be submitted through june 30, 2007.
--- 09 - announcement
shortlisted and winning entries will be announced in september 2007.
--- 10 - copyright
any moral and paternity right regarding the project sent in for
application is designer’s property.
by submitting a design in the competition, the participant agrees to provide DEPADOVA with the right of first refusal to the exclusive use of
the design. this option is valid until march 31st, 2008.
in the event that DEPADOVA exercises the option to use the rights for production
on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), DEPADOVA undertakes to pay a royalty of 3% of annual sales to the designer.
it is important that you keep your design(s) confidential until the results of
the competition are published.
by participating in the competition, all participants authorise designboom
and DEPADOVA to publish and exhibit all the designs (including project data submitted)
waiving compensation at exhibitions and events and/or to use them in any
publications that the organisers may deem suitable and/or necessary.
--- 11 - questions?
inquiries to [email protected]
please write in the subject line : PREMIO VICO MAGISTRETTI